Category Archives: Salzkammergut

A walk to the Schwarzensee.

It was the last day of our holiday and I wanted to fit in another walk. All week I had been reading about a walk to Schwarzensee, the Black Lake. It would take approx. 4 hours to get there and … Continue reading

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A stroll though the Blinklingmoos Nature Reserve

Our plan for today was to stroll through the Blinklingmoos Nature Reserve on the western shore of Wolfgangsee. We caught the ferry from St Wolfgang to cross the lake to Gschwendt Parkplatx to begin out 4.5 km walk. After skirting … Continue reading

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Lunch down on the farm.

Today I was going to a ‘Farmers Lunch’ at Mostbauer where we were looking forward to some home produced food. There were six of us in the group including Stephen our guide. We climbed steeply out of St Wolfgang on … Continue reading

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Around the Burglstein

We had moved to St Wolfgang on the shore of Wolfgangsee and were setting off on a short walk. As we waited for the ferry to take us down to Strobl the RMS Kaiser Franz Josef I came by. This … Continue reading

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The Pilgrim Way, St Gilgen to St Wolfgang

During my holiday in St Gilgen I had heard about the Pilgrim Way. It leads from Furberg, near St Gilgen, over the Falkenstein hill, through the hamlet of Reid to St Wolfgang. It involves a steep climb up the Falkenstein … Continue reading

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Blinklingmoos at Strobl.

I had planned a day sightseeing, cruising on the lake and visiting Strobl and St Wolfgang. I had studied the timetable for the ferries and planned to make the final leg of the journey on the old paddle steamer, the … Continue reading

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Rund um’s Dorf. St Gilgen.

Today was supposed to be a rest day. All we had planned was to do a leisurely stroll along the lakeside to Furberg, have a coffee then relax in the gardens at the hotel. By 3.30 pm I was restless … Continue reading

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Schafberg and the SchafbergBahn

22nd July 2013. Austria. Our plan for today was to go up the Schafberg on the cog railway, the SchafbergBahn. This is the steepest cogwheel railway in Austria and was opened in 1893. Steam locomotives make their way from the … Continue reading

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Wanderwalk in Fuschl

I joined Alex, our Rep and another couple on a walk at Fuschl. It was really just a gentle stroll through woodland and meadows to the Bambichlhof Farm. I saw a walk description on a noticeboard in Fuschl. Our walk … Continue reading

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Zwolferhorn–The Panoramic Loop Trail.

The Zwolferhorn is a 1522 m high mountain situated just to the west of St Gilgen on Lake Wolfgangsee. The summit can be easily reached from St Gilgen by taking the cable car. My plan was to do the circular … Continue reading

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